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  • Surf the Web — even when your ISP is down

    Posted on February 8th, 2021 at 01:50 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge
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    Surf the Web — even when your ISP is down

    By Brian Livingston

    It’s a well-known subset of Murphy’s Law: Your Internet service provider will go down at the worst possible time for you.

    When my ISP goes dark, whatever boat I was trying to float becomes pretty much dead in the water. On occasions like this, my usually sympathetic friends become singularly unhelpful: “Just go outside and take a walk for a while.”

    But if you’re hosting a video conference, moderating a hot stock-tips forum, or preparing a report for presentation to your board in an hour, your participants aren’t going to accept excuses such as, “I decided to take a walk instead.”

    Read the full story in the AskWoody Plus Newsletter 18.5.0 (2021-02-08).
    This story also appears in the AskWoody Free Newsletter 18.5.F (2021-02-08).